Johann Christian Kittel, Das Jesulein soll doch mein Trost

Posted on Sep 30th, 2017

The Sächsische Landesbibliothek – Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Dresden (SLUB) owns a manuscript (Mus.1-U-514) which contains works by…

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Johann Christian Kittel, Fuga “Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr”

Posted on Oct 21st, 2017

A short, 3 part fugue by Kittel, on the first phrase of the chorale melody. There are a few unlikely spots in the manuscript that I corrected in the…

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Johann Christian Kittel, Fuga a 2 Voce, g moll

Posted on Apr 1st, 2018

Not a suitable chorale to celebrate the day, just a playful, merry fugue. Two voice fugues are perhaps the most difficult to write, and the most…

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Johann Christian Kittel, Fuga a 3 Voce, c moll

Posted on Mar 30th, 2018

In the years around 1770 a little tradition developed in Berlin to compose and publish small collections of manual fugues, that could either be…

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Johann Christian Kittel, Fuga a 3 Voce, F dur

Posted on Apr 8th, 2018

Kittel's sixth and last fugue is the most ambitious of the six. It has all the usual trickery of a fugue: inversion, dimunition, augmentation, and…

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Johann Christian Kittel, Fuga à 3 voce, G Dur

Posted on Mar 25th, 2018

Manuscript Mus ms Bach P287, owned by the Staatbibliothek zu Berlin, contains 6 keyboard fugues by Johann Christian Kittel. They are amongst the…

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Johann Christian Kittel, Fuga a 3 Voce, g moll

Posted on Mar 28th, 2018

In the years around 1770 a little tradition developed in Berlin to compose and publish small collections of manual fugues, that could either be…

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Johann Christian Kittel, Fuga a 3 Voce, g moll

Posted on Apr 6th, 2018

Kittel's fifth fugue is a three voice fugue with a chromatic theme. The the appears some 13 times in just 48 bars, two times in a row in one voice…

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Johann Christian Kittel, Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend

Posted on Nov 28th, 2015

One of the many short choral preludes by Kittel. It is setup as a fugue on the first phrase of the melody. The recording was done on the sample…

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Johann Christian Kittel, Jesu Leiden Pein und Tod

Posted on Nov 25th, 2015

The Sächsische Landesbibliothek – Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Dresden (SLUB) owns a manuscript (Mus.1-U-514) which contains works by…

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Johann Christian Kittel, Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier

Posted on Oct 18th, 2017

Kittel wrote two small preludes to "Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier". The first is more or less in the style of Bach's Orgelbüchlein. The second is a…

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Johann Christian Kittel, Lobt Gott ihr Christen all’zugleich

Posted on Feb 16th, 2015

Johann Christian Kittel (1732 – 1809) was one of the last students of Johann Sebastian Bach. Though his work is noticeably influenced by the galant…

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Johann Christian Kittel, Mir nach spricht Christus under Held

Posted on Sep 6th, 2017

The Sächsische Landesbibliothek – Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Dresden (SLUB) owns a manuscript (Mus.1-U-514) which contains works by…

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Johann Christian Kittel, O Traurigkeit, O Herzeleid

Posted on Sep 17th, 2017

Kittel wrote two charming, little preludes to "O Trautigkeit, o Herzeleid", a bicinium and a siciliano. Since they are really small I decided to put…

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Johann Christian Kittel, Praeludium, a moll

Posted on Jan 28th, 2018

A nice little prelude by Kittel, one of the many from a manuscript Mus.1-U-514. Based on the last two notes it is probably meant for harpsichord, yet…

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Johann Christian Kittel, Sei Lob und Ehr dem höchsten Gut (1)

Posted on Dec 2nd, 2015

The chorale "Sei Lob und Ehr’ dem höchsten Gut" was written in 1673 by Johann Jakob Schütz. It was sung on the melody of "Es ist das Heil uns…

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Johann Christian Kittel, Sei Lob und Ehr dem höchsten Gut (2)

Posted on Dec 2nd, 2015

The second prelude on "Sei Lob und Ehr dem höchsten Gut" is the more interesting of the two. Having a flowing almost dancelike 12/8 rhythm it bears…

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Johann Christian Kittel, Straf mich nicht in deinen Zorn (variations)

Posted on Sep 22nd, 2017

The Sächsische Landesbibliothek – Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Dresden (SLUB) owns a manuscript (Mus.1-U-514) which contains works by…

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Johann Christian Kittel, Valet will ich dir geben

Posted on Nov 28th, 2015

"Valet will ich dir geben" ("I want to bid you farewell") is a Lutheran hymn, written by Valerius Herberger in 1613. Herberger wrote the hymn in…

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Johann Christian Kittel, Was Gott tut dass ist wohlgetan

Posted on Apr 19th, 2015

The chorale prelude Was Gott tut dass ist wohlgetan can found in manuscript Mus.1-U-514, owned by the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin. It is just over a…

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Johann Christian Kittel, Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten

Posted on Feb 16th, 2015

Transcribed from a manuscript (Mus.ms.autogr. Ringk, J. 2 M) owned by the Staat- und Universitätsbibliothek Dresden. The recording was done on…

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